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Toyota - Welcab

Original name: トヨタウェルキャブ コンセプト

Welcab concept

The driver seat and front passenger seat are both made wheelchair-accessible without assistance from a care-giver in this “new-concept, self-operated vehicle for the disabled” designed to allow two disabled people full access to free and convenient mobility through independent driving.

- Electrically operated sliding doors with wide openings are provided on both sides. The driver seat is accessible in a dedicated wheelchair via an electric lift, while the passenger seat is an electrically operated detachable lift-up seat that can be used as a wheelchair and also permits problem-free access and alighting with the help of an electrically operated lift. All these operations can be performed by wireless remote control.

- The electronic Friendmatic system reduces the strain of driving operations associated with the brake, accelerator and power steering, while the grouping and optimal layout of switches and controls facilitates driving.

SOURCE: Toyota


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